From the past few days, an old interview of veteran actress Rekha is going viral all over the internet in which she says that Kamal Haasan kissed her without consent while shooting the film Punnagai Mannan. When asked about the same recently, Rekha said that fact remains that same and no one has taken her consent while shooting that scene.
Speaking in a recent interview, Rekha said that she is totally fed up answering this question as she answered it a hundred times already. She stated that neither director K. Balachander nor hero Kamal Haasan told her that there is a kissing scene, before shooting that sequence. However, the actress admits that the kiss didn't look ugly or disturbing on the screen.
Rekha was only 16 and was studying 10th class while shooting for that film. After shooting the shot, Rekha was quite shocked and approached the associate directors Suresh Krishna and Vasanth, telling that she was not informed about the kiss and she would have not agreed if at all they asked her also. They tried to calm down her by asking big king kissing a small girl. They also assured that the censor board would not pass it anyway.
Rekha says that whatever happened has happened but the audience still doesn't believe that the scene got filmed without her permission. She said only Kamal and the other crew members who were present there can justify her statement.